Floods in Oman, Iran and China

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Where do you get your news? In how much depth did they cover this week's stories of flooding in Oman, Iran and China including the deaths, houses swept away by floods and destroyed by mud slides and 20,000 people relocated from their homes? It's a similar level of catastrophe to the recent flooding in Germany and fires in Canada, but the coverage in most news sites has been dramatically less. This is not unusual. It happens over and over again.

I only hear about these things because I look at non-Western news sources, follow environmentalists on social media and actively do google searches from time to time. Cleverly, the Western media does sometimes file reports on these stories so they can't be accused of not covering them, but give no prominence to the coverage (typically making the stories not visible from the home page of news websites) so most people won't see them. Because most of the effects of climate change are happening in poor countries and the media is mostly ignoring it, it means climate change is already much worse than most people think. https://www.aljazeera.com/.../cyclone-shaheen-approaches... https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202110/1235771.shtml

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You are right.
in defense of American news, lately we have had our own issues with floods.
 

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Update from China
BBC now reports
17,000 homes collapsed
120,000 people have been transferred and resettled
More than 1.76 million people affected

The government has been forced to suspend operations at 87 coal mines due to the flooding - is that nature sending a message...any chance they could suspend the operations at the coal mines permanently, and get everyone there a new job instead. After all, coal burning causes climate change which makes these types of floods more likely and more severe

Not very clearly numbers on the deaths but looks like at least less than hundreds